Queen Margrethe first European royal to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. The first royal to receive the Covid-19 vaccine became Queen Margrethe of Denmark.
According to a short statement released by the Royal Court, the 80-year-old was inoculated on New Year’s Day.
It was also reported that, as is normal for the batch, the king will collect the second dose in about three weeks.
Margrethe II is the first European sovereign to share the news of her vaccine formally.
In the meantime, Buckingham Palace refuses to say whether the Covid vaccine has been issued to Her Majesty or Prince Philip, maintaining that it’s a ‘private’ question.
The Danish Royal House statement read:’ Her Majesty the Queen was vaccinated against COVID-19 today. In around three weeks’ time, the queen will be re-vaccinated.’
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis are among the other world leaders to have already been vaccinated.
The other son of Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik, 52, celebrated separately at Frederik VIII’s Palace in Amalienborg with his wife, Princess Mary, 48, and their four children.
The family normally reunite at their Marselisborg Palace in Aarhus for the holidays, but the laws in Denmark say that only up to 10 people could mark the occasion indoors, and with both brothers having six households, joining the Queen was not necessary for both.
In October, the royal family announced that their New Year’s Gala has been cancelled by the Queen, which normally sees politicians and members of large companies and the royal patrons flock to Christiansborg Palace for a lavish evening.
For the Danish Royal family, it has been a troubled year, with Prince Joachim having emergency brain surgery in late July in France.